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is on china. the north's most influential ally. today on china report, we look at the response from leaders in bejing and what motivates their longstanding relationship with an isolated regime. >> reporter: chinese media were quick to respond to the rocket launch. tv networks ran a news clip using reports by foreign news agencies. but it took a full six hours for the chinese government to issue a formal comment.ititititititit press conference of the foreign ministry. >> translator: it's regrettable that north korea went ahead with the launch, despite the international's community close attention. as a member of the united nations, the north has the obligation to respect security council resolutions. >> reporter: china is north korea's neighbor and the most important of its fuel lines, also an economic superpower, since fighting the korean war together, the two countries have maintained close relations. in september, north korea held a briefing in beijing, calling for massive investment in a special economic zone. the north's economy is in dire shape, and the only way it will improve is thr
that could be spent outside of the plan area. prioritized spending $9 million in china town area. that was done for a couple of reasons, many of which have been discussed in the hearings leading up to this conversation. essentially that china town is the densest in san francisco, the most open space poor, as you often hear in our conversations here, and that the analysis the planning department did indicated much of the spillover from increased density created by the new housing and new office space in the plan area would affect not just the downtown and south of market by china town. what is before you today is affirming and supporting what the planning commission did on october 18th. to prioritize spending those impact fees in the china town neighborhood. i want to note quickly the ipic committee on which the rec department has a seat is body charged with the actually allocation of those fees. i believe we talked a little about that in the september hearing but happy to answer more questions on that, as necessary. >> is there any public comment on this item? please come forward
. >> very nice. >> all right. aside from that, we'll take a look at upbeat economic news out of china. the purchasing managers index rising to 50.9 in december. highest level since august. the surge also helped speculation the chinese government will take additional steps to support its economy. of the 15 times china's up 3%, since '09, s&p that day is up 13 times. almost every time. despite the futures today, is it a good omen for the markets here? >> look, there was a dichotomy in that government. there were people who were concerned about inflation. and there were people who said, listen, we're not growing fast enough. they do have a lot of levers. if they want to grow, i still -- i've been a bull on china. if they want to do 9%, 10%, they have the ability to do it. all they have to do is have a gigantic sewer infrastructure program. >> that's true. there's going to be an economic war conference held soon. it's believed the government will start to release growth forecast at that conference and perhaps unveil some further stimulus measures or tip their hat in terms of whether they
, not just in china, but also in the asean countries. >> the industry engineer -- the engineering industry is expecting high turnover. experts are optimistic the upward trend will continue next year. they are hoping the global demand will continue to keep the eurozone crisis at bay. >> to the markets. worries about the future of the german economy weighed on markets. we have this a bit from the frankfurt stock exchange. -- this update from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> the dax closed down at the highest level since five years, the day before. some profit-taking. shares have been dragged down by concerns that the german economy might cool down pretty soon. the ifo institute lowered its growth expectations for the german economy. the federal reserve seems to be quite pessimistic. looking at the u.s. economy, the fed thinks that the unemployment rate will stay very high next year. >> let's take a quick look at some market numbers. the dax closed at 7569. the euro stoxx 50 ended the day just a tad down. the dow jones is currently going down over 1/2 of 1%. >> hong fighting broke out in the
debut of the iphone 5 in china as well. nasdaq down by nearly 1%. it looks like it's sitting around the lows of the day. >> something more to watch. next week is a new week, folks. obviously a very difficult day for everybody in america, but we do appreciate you watching "street signs." cnbc will have continuing coverage of your markets, all your post-close news and, of course, what is going on in newtown, concome our hearts and prayers go out to all those people affected by that. "closing bell" is next. >> i'm bill griffith. welcome to "closing bell." maria will be along here in a few minutes at the new york stock exchange, and we add our sentiments as we continue to update you on the horrific massacre at the connecticut elementary school. our deepest prayers and sympathies to all of the families and others hit by this senseless tragedy. the horror of the story may have muted trading on wall street today, as all priorities are being rearranged in a moment, and we will get you caught up on these markets in just a moment, but first we want to let you know. president obama is set to m
clash with china. i said, i was not concerned of that. and when asked why, i said, i think, well, because we have the best damn navy in the world. this was not an extravagant or hyper bolic statement t. was simply a statement of fact. it was a fact that not only i knew. it was a fact which other nations understood. even one carrier battle group had more military fire power than any other nation's entire navy, and we had two of them on the way to taiwan. so, i was confident that no one was going to challenge the fleet that we were sending there. this -- and in fact, they did not challenge it even before our two carrier battle ships arrived in taiwan, the crisis was over and the maneuvers had been subsided. this positive result was possible because of the military capability of our navy and because both carrier battle groups were battle ready and able to steam towards their destination in less than 24 hours. so, why were we able to respond so effectively? certainly one important reason, because the technology in our ships was the best in the world. the results are true, that the t
daily gain in more than thee years ago china gets ready to chart its new economic plan. domestic demand is strong enough to keep the lid on growth. >>> european markets get a lift from the latest european market data showing the private sector has expanded for the first time since april and signaling europe could avoid a recession in q4. >>> and japan's business sentiment sours in the fourth quarter. this reading comes two days before a nationwide vote that suggests it will hand the ldp position a landslide win. >>> we're going to give you all the latest results from the flash december data for the pmi for the eurozone that we're just getting out. the overall, the deposit is a touch stronger for the month of december. the details show the manufacturing weakened slightly and its services strengthened slightly. they are overall still in negative territory. and we're seeing the euro/dollar respond a little bit to the downside. down about 0.01% trying to fight back into flat on the day. 130.75 is the level there. again, the services pmi is at 47.8. compared with the 47 that was expected. it
economies due to the european downturn and cooling ties with china. another negative factor is the drop in domestic car sales because state subsidies for buyers of fuel efficient cars expired in september. for the nonmanufacturing sector the sentiment index was down by four points from the previous surv survey. looking aahead the to the next three months, major manufacturers expect a slight improvement as they hope the u.s. and chinese economies recovery. they're concerned that cooling consumer sentiment will persist. japanese shoppers are spends less, and that's got retailers depress depressed. as tremendous to try get people to spend more some may fuel a price war. >> reporter: major supermarket chains have slashed t prices over the past three months on more than 350,000 products. >> translator: customers are become increasingly price conscious. we hope discounts on daily necessities will encourage them to visit more often and boost our sales. >> reporter: furniture manufacturers are opening a 10% to 40% discount on nearly 900 items. >> translator: consumer spending in the overall eco
the president takes the airways, but we have to focus on apple. what went wrong in apple in china. where are they huge crowds of people tripping over themselves to get the new iphone five? after all, 300,000 reorders. 300,000. it sounds like a lot, but there are some are calling this launch this news, even a dad. will this further erode the stock which has plummeted 28% since that september? we decided to go beyond this. of the chinese over it? some months, the apple turnout, not at all what it was cracked up to be. investors are voting with their wallets. apple shares are down. just a couple of percentage points. important to know this is trading in a nine month low. add another 4 percent today, the negative comments adding to the selling pressure. the firm cutting its 2013 estimates and lowering its price target. we know that maybe the huge ones are not so huge in china because apple instituted an online reservation system. folks, let's not ignore it. the allies did not even come close to this, the launch of the iphone four in the u.s. when people waited all night long, lines wrapped a
: the latest export from china seems to be college students. more and more chinese scholars are attend iting american institutions these days. supporters say it helps the university pay their bills but critics argue this trend has a downside. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with uimited talk and text. by htc for $49.99. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> harris: the hottest new thing in china seems to be the student, and at a time when student loan debt is greater than credit card debt, schools are increasingly looking overseas for a boost. according to a recent report, college kids from china now make up a quarter of all international students in american universities. the schools claim it helps with thei
, but today in china a man with a knife stabbed 22 children and a teacher in an elementary school in china today, so this is -- the gun violence may be unique to america as far as acting out on our schools, but violence against children, against schools, again, 22 children stabbed in china today. in 2010 28 children and two teachers were stabbed in china, so this level of violence, both in china situations were in elementary schools. we have to deal with the overall concept of violence because it can, obviously, be done with handguns, as we saw today with knives as china was today. >> clint making a very important point that this is not simply about guns and gun control, but a cull toor of violence that is, unfortunately, international. we are expecting a news conference from connecticut state police at 1:00 p.m. eastern. we will bring that to you live ahead, but, first, we are going to get a live update from wnbc's jonathan dietz, more breaking news after the break. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't
or others in this work which is deeply disturbing, we need china's help, we need china's cooperation. and perhaps the only way that we can get china to cooperate that china understands that the north korean threat escalates a military presence in the region and that's something that china desperately doesn't want to see. but we have to make it clear that as north korea continues to capos a risk to us and a greater risk to us with missiles that could possiblily hit our shores. and that puts significant pressure on china in terms of its fuel supplies to north korea and other leverage that they can act in a way they really need to and they can act responsibly. >> congressman adam shift, always great to have you on the program. >>> the states must decide if they can create their own insurance marketplaces as part of the federal health care reform law. at least 20 states have already said they have opting out. it is a way for consumers to put private health insurance plans online. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated
's not an american stock, it's making money in china - yum! it's coming back after a big sell- off- > > yum!? it's slowdown in china. that's not retail. it's restaurants! > it's tacos! it's the chicken and taco play. > > he goes to taco bell or pizza hut over there- > > it's a comeback! it's a comeback! > round three: big blues - ibm is changing its 401k contributions to a yearly lump sum. good idea or bad? > > i just think that if people see this, they might take ibm as a leader in the industry and other companies might do this. i don't think it really matters. ibm is such a great job at a great company to work for, anybody that has that job will take it any day of the week. > > yeah, but you have to understand, if you leave your job in the middle of the year, you don't get- > > you're going to turn down a job from ibm consulting? absolutely not. > > think of all the money they can save over the years. they have 433,000 employees. > > unemployment rate was just at 7.5%. you are not turning down a job from ibm regardless. > > it can hurt a lot of employees if they follow that cue, and the worker
's claim that -- mitt's claim that jeep was moving its production to china causing a flood of negative press directed at mitt. of course it did. only the american media could see this little flubb as worse than the bungled aftermath following the death of four americans in benghazi. forget the other liberal lies that paul ryan pushes grannies off the cliff, remember that? or mitt murdered a guy's wife. that was fun. media is a sad middle age man at strip club overcome by obama lust diminished by stupidity. the emperor has no close clothes. all they can do is keep whistling. why every news outlet ran with the fake award. the blog claims the public expressed collective outrage and they must mean male bloggers with ponytails. saying this is the real lie but it's worse than a lie. abetting the obama coverup, the media is an accessory after the fact. we still don't know where this video idea came from, i will never stop. don't you think that is worse than a crack about jeeps shipped to china? the politifact lie of year award should go to politifact. congrats. covering up "o"'s mistake is yo
market, the shanghai composite in china, closed well below the markets opened but here are some names posting solid gains when it comes to the steel world. optimism on china coming back giving the steel sector boost. prices for iron ore hitting a decent high lately, not a bad move, translating to a lot of names in this space for a while it looked like the economy was weakening and now it is coming back. dave: we want to let you know we will throughout this hour ridge you -- give the regular updates on a horrendous shooting in connecticut. that is coming throughout the hour. liz: how about alternative investment? putting money behind a pop culture icon. we are looking at other ways to make money than stocks but what about judy garland? the rights to her tv show are up for auction. did you know the rights and royalties of an investment can return 8% to 11% on average? better than a kick in the head. we have the man who is selling rights that he bought from judy garland's former husband. dave: today is the deadline for states to say if they will set up their own health care exchanges or
other] >> we don't live in china. >> we have this conversation. neil: the bottom line is that it will be part of this wave. what do you fear? you say if it doesn't happen -- >> i think unions are dead and gone. >> let's hope they're not done. >> when we get people that are more nonunion, they have to go. neil: were your thoughts on this? [laughter] [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> units are not. make your point. >> i believe that workers have the right to organize and i also believe employers have the right to hire nonunion workers. i think that is how most americans feel. they should have the choice to be in a union. [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> why are they not taking that choice? neil: .99% union? remark. [talking over each other] [talking over each other] >> allall right, i wish i had me time. neil: when we come back, think patriot act. find out why the government may already be invading your pipers. they may someday lock you up for a crime that you weren't even thinking of committing. this is like a lawsuit that rick
is owned by pepsico rolling out a brand new pepsi chicken flavored potato chip in china. actually this combo may not be so strange. chicken cooked in cola is common dish in china. lays launch as new flavored chip each year i don't think i would have it. liz: we hope you have a good weekend. >> i'm adam shapiro in for melissa francis. here's what's "money" tonight. the great pork giveaway. the senate is ready to vote on a $60 billion package for hurricane sandy aid but guess where a big chunk is going? long term infrastructure projects. is this going to the people and businesses who desperately need it? >>> plus black box recorders may soon be mandatory in all new cars. a dream for safety regulators and insurance companies but will it leave drivers privacy totalled? we'll explain. >>> party infighting over the fiscal cliff intensifies. one gop congressman is completely breaking rank claiming there is conservative case for raising taxes. he will join us to make his case. because even when they say it's not, it is always about money adam: good afternoon to you. let's take a look at t
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about companies that have marginal exposure to united states but are much more involved with china? you could see joy global keep its gains. that company's mining equipment is more dependent on a resurgent china than a possible slowing of the united states. we're cutting back on coal anyway. what's the most worrisome thing on the whole decline? that this is really day one in recognition that the ceos were had here, the foils to james dean's rebel without a cause triumph, and they are recognizing that there is a cause. soak the rich with higher tax rates and cut nothing. cut nothing back, because the mandate, well, that was what the president thought he was elected on. to appropriate a little shakespeare, what fools these ceos be. the president, here is the way i summarize what they are thinking. president's rising above all right. rising above the cliff. they're going to fall off in the vicious game of chicken. bottom line, we have to hope history isn't repeating itself, that the market is beginning go down the path of the preceiling debacle, before we get crushed and get the deal. but
. export orders, a sign of weakness there and in china and in some of the pmi figures that we got across europe. so the theme that is emerging, while germany even showed some signs perhaps of strength in its service sector, there's still concern about global growth prospects. for that reason, all the more reason why perhaps it's important for policymakers to be proactive, including mario draghi. back over to you guys. >> thank you for that. who is going to be the squawk perpendicular of the year, joe? >> you mean if we pick one? >> if we pick one. >> we have to pick one that's not obvious. >> like mcafee, maybe. i had an opportunity to pick business person of the year and i picked richard scrusi. it's so hard to find an honest cfo. remember the guy that helped out? i think he was on his way up the river or something. you have to pick it so there's an edge to it. >> like leo apatae or something like that. >> no, like mcafee. i didn't mention that, but he may get the squawk person of the year award today. it depends on how he answers your probing -- your father was a litigator, right? >> t
economically, china being the biggest case of this, turning out millions of engineers, scientists, jumping up in productive and technology and they made some interesting calculations of course, the numbers are, you know, a little bit subject to question, but they're trying to add up the factors that create global power, whether it's the size of the economy, or the amount of research and development countries are doing, or the level of education of the population or the military. so basically we see that the u.s. that was so dominant 40 years ago, we know that our dominance has been going down relative to other countries is basically going to become one of a few superpowers, but not only the superpower. >> so other countries are catching up. how does that have to do with what we all talk about as the decline we see happening here and how real is it? >> i think what this report rightly stresses is that there are a number of things going on. one is that others are catching up. and the other is that we have got many problems that we're not attending to. >> what is for real? >> one thing that's fo
in town down and china town and the north tunnel. [inaudible] the graffiti we abate everything is coming up to the areas now. >> i'm willing to take it on. i think -- >> you are telling me you are ready for this? >> i think so. >> okay. >> there you go. >> all right. >> all right. >> ready to do it. let's go. >> want to get the gray signses this over here and the garbage can and normally we don't do private property since it's on the corridor route you can come with me we will use black. >> we had a lot of changes in the graffiti unit. we do private property if someone moved we remove it and send it to the attorney's office and they take appropriate action. >> damage their property there. it's important to write the color in case they want to say what part of our house you abated the graffiti on. >> using your safety glasses the gloves. >> you got it. >> you know some places we gashi, people appreciate that. you know, a lot of timeses they say, thank you. >> the time where it's visible. a lot of people put it on the ground. >> i like when tourists come and say, you do thi
that was doing fabulously in china and making up for all sorts of north american weakness. that had been the theme for a couple of years. now it's just the opposite. people are concerned about the inventory building in china putting a lid on the stock. now, i am looking for a lid to be blown off by a turn in china eventual l. maybe not this quarter. while the u.s., i think, is strong because of foot locker, but some analyst came out today and said u.s. is even weak. remember, nike trades on futures orders, not on earnings. so if you're dumb enough to want to trade in after hours, be aware, you might be trading on the wrong number. friday. these are big brand names. what a big week next week. friday we get results from walgreen's. i feel badly for wag. we just heard from cvs yesterday which boosted its numbers. that's a tough comparison to go against. i don't know how walgreen's can keep up. i will say this, though, the drug stores have been in secular share take mode from other stores, which is one reason why cvs was able to deliver such a strong number p. and i think walgreen's will sho
market ranked as the best performer. if we look at the charge of coming in in second place, china and brazil. why the vote of confidence considering all these concerns about the fiscal cliff? >> you're right, susie. it's interesting. it's a happy holiday season for investors. in the u.s. the stock market is going to have returned close to 13, 14%. and charter financial analysts around the world that we surveyed as you say feel petty good abou the prospects for next year. markets often do climb a wall of worry but in perspective we've had resolution of political uncertainty here in the united states. the new political leadership in china appears to be market friendly. we have avoided having southern europe slip into the mediterranean. and so also given other asset classes equities appear to be relatively attractive. >> let's talk about that, actually. because did you ask the people that you survey what are the best asset csse and stks got-- was at the top of the list. let's look at the list here, followed by precious metals, commodities, bonds and cash at the bottom of the list. te
on sale today, in the world's biggest smartphone market, china. that country is hugely important to apple, which has seen its stock price slide lately. only the u.s., in fact, buys more apple products. and china accounted for almost $24 billion or about 15% of apple's revenues in the past year. >>> and it's no secret that apple and other tech companies pay well. it turns out even their interns are scoring big bucks at facebook. >> business insider reports facebook pays interns more than $5,600 a month. and that ends up being about $67,000 a year, yep, for being an intern. that's about $25,000 more than the average u.s. worker makes. >> here's your application. and i printed one out for me. >>> when we come back, the guests who got a lot more than they expected at one golden corral. >>> and some sad faces this morning in philadelphia, after yet another disappointing performance by those eagles. introducing nook hd - the world's best 7" tablet made for reading and entertainment. your favorite magazines and catalogs look better than ever. and with scrapbooking, you can save the things you lo
about apple losing its cool in the u.s. it looks like that's true in china. the iphone 5 at a very chilly reception for its beijing launch overtight. so, nicole, i think that apple is down again. >> it is, again, down over this, 3% right now. you're talking the 514 range. aen what happened to the $700 range and that's ubs this morning, they kept their buy rating, but reduced their target from 700 to 780 talking about china being one of the issues and not being able to build there. stuart: and the iphone 5 in beijing, there was a snowstorm, okay, a mild snowstorm, there were only two people in line to get those first iphone 5's in china. that's it. only two people. i think that's got something to do with the apple decline this morning. >> you know what, if you really want something, wild horses and snowstorms won't keep you away. stuart: so, i think we can conclude that maybe apple's losing a little of its shine, a little of its cool. maybe, i don't want to be too pejorative here, just maybe. nicole, thank you, down 10 in the early going. i want to take a look at rim, research in mo
ask you about some other stuff. japan rising. europe stocks doing very well. china stocks having a bit of a comeback year. in other words, as a global guide, there are options to playing this fiscal cliff game here in new york. >> absolutely. you don't have to just trade the s&p 500. i mean, look at tonight, you're seeing australia up a third of a point. the japanese yen is doing very well. look at hong kong. if you want to take what the federal reserve did and apply it internationally, look at hong kong. their monetary policy is pegged to what the federal reserve does. but they have an inflation issue and their economy is tied to china. so if you buy something like ewh, the hong kong etf, all those stocks are priced in hong kong dollars. if the hong kong dollar is repegged, the ewh will go up as much as the repegging. >> what does that mean for the u.s. market? where are you on the u.s. market right now? >> you know, i think right now, probably to the end of year, if we can get some kind of movement on this fiscal cliff, you have a real potential for a pop, 3%, 4%, 5%. unfortunately,
also have the ferry landing at china basin and on average that is home game ain ten dance is dwayned to and from the ballpark by ferries. and with that, we would like again to bring forth, carolyn or began, she is the president of blue and gold fleet and they will she'll be able to give us a better insight and explanation on how important the ferry and excursion services are to the port and bay of san francisco. >> commissioners and director moyer, good afternoon. thank you for giving me the at some point to give you a little i am insight to blue and gold fleet. i would like to start out with a brief history of blue and gold fleet. blue and gold has been a port tenants when the found ore deer recognized the opportunity that existed to operate excursions and cruises. the first set sail from peer 39 and blue and gold expanded into the community computer service in 1931 the service started after the lulla competer earthquake in 1939 and was the beginning of the resurgence in 87. and the service started in 86 when marine world moved to value lay hough when the services conceived i
conditions. this china basin park proposals is one of the reasons why the giants the sea well lot 337 llc., proposal is receiving such positive tension it's because of the attention they have given to the design of this water front open space. it would be 5-acres the costs are high. we are looking at entirely newue tillity infrastructure new streets, sidewalks sidewalks and park locate and is improvements to pier 48 currently estimates at over $2 million in current $2,012 and this infrastructure is really needed to unlock the value of this site for the port and for development. very significant this would be an entirely new city neighborhood with significant economic development for the city as a whole and 5,000 construction jobs and over 7,000 permanent jobs on the site and 10,000 jobs regionally with up to 2,000 new residents so erail mentioned the fiscal analysis that we would do through fiscal feasiblable report to the board of supervisors prior to environmental review and the draft fiscal feasiblability for this probability indicates a 9 million-dollar tax benefit to the city afte
. the list of such changes as long, but its starts in asia with the rise of china and india . economic, political and military powers. the obama administration has conspicuously an ounce to pick it to asia. at the center of this pivot is china which exists says both an adversary to a surge in u.s. interest and a fellow traveller sharing mutual goals and vulnerabilities on others. the ongoing challenge will be for the united states to discern sometimes issue by issue whether china is adversary or par. this calibration will impact america's relations with the rest of asia and may ultimately determine prospects for war or peace in this world. while visiting indonesia thailand and the philippines in october i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that the ten countries comprising represent the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage for the circumstances with china . we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursue prospects for
a hundred species from japan and china and bamboo and native plants. >> they're trimmed to a human scale so you relate to them on a human level. >> this is one of my favorite sections and you can see the goarnlrous maples by the bamboo back drop and especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves start changing colors. just around the corner from maple lane this little garden is called a zen garden, a dry landscape garden and constructed here in 1953. this was originally designed by zen monks for the ground. their main purpose was to create a trairchg tranquil setting for the monks. this is no ordinary bridge. it's made of redwood, oak and cedar. the high arch style makes it easy to pass under. the newly refurbished tea house is in the center of the gard scpen a great place to eat and chill as you take in the view of the garden. if you wish you can experience the rich cultural tradition that celebrates the preparation of green tea or matcha and your host dressed in the ceremony will demonstrate how to clean the utensils and receive and drink tea with ancient japanese customs. the ar
over internet use and content. the changes were supported by 89 countries including russia, china, and saudi arabia. >> coming up, as egypt prepares to vote, why is the new constitution so divisive? we will talk about that. >> the fate of children in afghanistan as nato troops prepare to withdraw. >> stay with us. >> welcome back, everyone. each faces a tense weekend. voting begins on a controversial constitution supported by president mohamed morsi. it has deeply divided the country. >> opposition groups are urging supporters to vote against it. morsi oppose the muslim brotherhood is calling on egyptians to support the document. -- morsi's muslim brotherhood is calling the egyptians to support the document. >> opponents said the document does not do enough to protect women and minorities. the leading activist has asked egypt's president to delay the referendum. >> it is shaping up to be a pivotal moment for the country which has witnessed daily violence in the run-up to the referendum. >> we want to get a closer look at some of the most disputed articles of the new constitution.
peking cut in all of china town. >> that i will, sir, that i will. >> jon: then you and me are having chinese food and going to the mother [bleeped] movies. >> really? >> jon: yeah. >> quick question, sir. may we go see "jack reacher," sir? >> yes, absolutely. >> old man stewart. >> jon: it's going to be the best christmas for a jew, ever. >> mazel tov, guv'nor, mazel show. now, if you looked at the calendar today or talked to anyone, you know it's a very special day, 12/12/12, the day the mayans prophesized as the beginning of the shift that culmination in the end of the world on 12/21. or so i read in idea new age book [bleeped] monthly." the crystals article is somewhat controversial. the mayans were clearly not the best at predicting when civilization would end. mayans. how scared should we really be? what could happen between now and december 21st that could trigger global annihilation? >> north korea today entered the space age. apparently they put a satellite into orbit. [speaking north korean] >> people in the capital seemed to welcome the news. >> jon: something about that ou
was this china pmi number. i know gordon chang has been on. dagen: yes. we were there. charles: a lot of people do not believe the china story. this number to me tells really nice with other things. dagen: most people already own it in their 401(k). charles: you are absolutely right. the stock is down pretty big from where it was. this last quarter was a disaster. north america construction was up. almost everything should go up next year. i love the risk reward on this. connell: this will be a huge story whether china is about two, you know, come back or collapse. charles: a minimum of 8.5% next year. we would take it in a heartbeat. dagen: deceleration is dangerous even if you are still going at 8%. connell: thank you, charles. appreciate it. dagen: we are. on saturday morning. connell: umbrella. no changes to the tax structure. dagen: more on the impact of the fiscal cliff. women are worried about it. there will not be spending that much on it on you. they will probably be spending it on themselves. a look at how the world currencies are very against the dollar today. ♪ there is no mass-pr
to bangladesh. they used to produce a lot in china. they've decide wages are too high in china. they moved toward bangladesh which has the world's lowest minimum wage for a country that does serious manufacturing about $37 a month. and walmart sears other countries look to bangladesh because they want to produce apparel at the very lowest cost and they're worried if they invest a lot more in, say in wages or fire safety, that might force them to pay $5 a shirt rather than $4 a shirt and they worry that will make them competitive. my sense is having to talk to experts is western companies import about $18 billion worth of apparel each year from bangladesh and it might cost a billion or $2 billion to get several thousand apparel factories in shape to prevent fires, to provide fire escapes to provide good, safe stairways for people to come down. and i think the thinking is that might raise the price of apparel by 2%, 3%, which wouldn't kill us if we have to pay 50 cents more for a $20 shirt. >> jennifer: that's the iss
buy some u.s. companies with china exposure. buy some great dividend payers and growers and buy some companies with phenomenal balance sheets. that's what you want to do for this year. >> ben willis, you like this market here? >> i do, a perfectly normal correction. buying the dip has definitely paid off. i'm not afraid of it. i do believe that the rally is built in for the expectation that there is going to be a positive conclusion in washington. the downside is not if there is not a vote to settle it. >> thank you, guys. see you later. have a good weekend. that's the first hour of the "closing bell" with the dow down 40 point. here's the second hour now with bartiromo. >>> hi, everybody. good afternoon. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo. this market closing lower on this day of national tragedy. we'll have the late on the senseless school shooting in connecticut in just a moment for you, but, first, take a look at how we're finishing the day on wall street. declines on the market. once again worries about the fiscal cliff going into year end. the dow jones ind
it hits for china markets. in all likelihood you'll see a rally. >> if you don't want emerging market debt, you can buy this and get the exposure? >> that's absolutely correct. you don't have the same accounting concerns. you buy multi-national u.s. global companies with better accounting control. >> michael, thank you very much. >>> gold prices are on the down side for this week. it's been kind of a brutal week for the precious metals. final floor trades in metals being made right now. live coverage of the close is coming up on "power." >> announcer: cnbc program is sponsored by mercedes benz. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great no
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. >>> good morning, terrell. a new report showing growth in china's manufacturing sector lifted most asian stocks. hong kong's hang seng gained more than half a percent. tock owe's nikkei shed a fraction. concerned about washington's fiscal talks pushed wall street stocks lower. the dow finished down 74 points on thursday. the nasdaq lost 21 points. >>> swiss bank ubs is said to be in talks to pay a $1 billion fine to settle allegations of rigging a key interest rate benchmark. ubs is accused of manipulating the libor to boost trading profits. the rate affects trillions of dollars and loans including mortgage rates. barclays paid a $450 million fine to settle similar allegations last june. >>> consumers are spending more, but the results are mixed for retailers. the commerce department said on thursday that retail sales increased 0.3 in the month of november from the month before. the increase is due in part to hurricane rebuilding in the northeast. the report says online shopping surged, but department store sales declined. >>> in new york, raising your arm in the middle of the street and
turkey, you go to china, you go to india or you go to the united states, go up to the dakotas, you go to missouri, you go to joplin, what you find is that people are more resilient than we give them credit for being. people will will come out in their community and help themselves given the opportunity. now, again, back to the politics. being a heavily kurdish region, they don't have the greatest relationship with istanbul, they don't have the greatest relationship with the turkish government. it's a completely different world. it's completely opposite. when their armed forces show up, it's not really lacked upon as a good thin. this is why i want to say thank you to our military that's here today, to the army, the navy, the military in general, the marines, the coast guard, even i saw a couple air force running around here yesterday. the fact that you are here and you are in san francisco and you do this every year, it says a lot. because we lack at -- look at this as a good week. we have a great working relationship and after being there and seeing that it's not a good rela
to china at the cost of the american jobs. ♪ lie, lie, lie ♪ ♪ you are a liar ♪ ♪ liar, liar pants on fire ♪ >> untrue statement of the entire year in politics. ♪ born born to liar ♪ ♪ born to be a liar ♪ >> stephanie: yay rocky mountain mike! [ applause ] >> stephanie: jacki schechner news woman extrordanaire. >> she's writing newscasts over here. >> stephanie: i don't care. >> i'm here. >> she needs time to make up the news. >> i'm picking up on the [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: she is the one that decided to come in so i would bother her all morning, jacki. >> little delay in audio there. >> stephanie: yeah but this is a great piece. thomas mann and norman ornstein wrote a great piece -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: how the main stream media bungled the biggest story of the campaign. >> they used words like miss information. or questionable. or -- >> stephanie: right. >> why don't you say lie? it's quicker, easier zippier, and it's true. >> stephanie: right. even polititfact that's when it has gotten really sad -- >> well, both sides do it.
. let's look at the rankings to see where the u.s. falls and south korea falls. coming in first in china, south korea, then finland and an u.s.a. number 24. math is similar: >> cenk: we're number one. >> now similar story again when it comes to science: >> that in in a's really kicking our ass. >> cenk: that would be another segment. >> cenk: number one. >> now barack obama has been on the record saying really great things about the educational system in south korea. let's take a look. >> our children, listen to this, our children spend over a month less in school than children in south korea every year. that's no way to prepare them for a 21st century economy. >> well, he's right. if you look at the number, south korea spends 220 days a year in class, in the u.s., 180 days per year. in finland it's 190. with south korea and finland you have two opposite ends of the spectrum. turns out both work. we can have a discussion as to what's better, but whatever the u.s. is doing that's not working. when it comes to education funding in korea basically it's the number one in family spending on p
considerable suggestion from the russians. we are also assessing what is going on with china, but it appears that there is a broadening acknowledgement that the days of a sob are nearing an end. your thoughts? >> i think this statement by russian deputy foreign minister is quite significant. this is the first visible sign the russians think that he cannot be saved. there has never been any doubt about that. if he is about to lose power throughout the country and the opposition takeover, the russians have to be very worried about their naval base, the direction and new government will take, what this means for their position in the middle east as a whole. i hope they don't decide it will go after somebody like mohammad morrissey. lou: is there any possibility in your mind what we are watching is a bit of a ruse? that there is a deal and that russia is just simply letting events transpire to persuade others that they simply lost this when in fact they have assurances from the u.s. for their naval base and for continued representation, presence in the region? >> it is possible, but it does not
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